/ Motorsport / Ferrari backs Mattiacci’s low-profile start

Ferrari backs Mattiacci’s low-profile start

Linked In Share

May 11 (GMM/Inautonews.com) He has arguably the highest-pressure job in all of formula one, but new Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci is keeping a conspicuously low profile.

His most famous contribution to his first race weekend three weeks ago in China was his dark sunglasses amid the dank smog.

And this weekend, the F1 unknown’s profile is so low one would be forgiven for not noticing he is even in Barcelona.

“He’s studying and observing,” Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, in the usual spotlight that follows his rare appearance at grands prix, said in Spain.

Montezemolo has vowed to stick close to Mattiacci while the Italian settles in.

“I’m not happy with our situation,” the high-profile president is quoted by Spain’s El Confidencial.

“I want to be close to the team and Mattiacci, who has just arrived.

“It was the same for 4 or 5 months when Jean Todt came to Ferrari in 1992, because he was not an expert. Now I want to do the same,” Montezemolo said.

Pedro de la Rosa, Ferrari’s wise and highly-experienced reserve driver, backed Mattiacci’s low-profile transitionary phase.

“F1 is not like football where one person can transform the game,” he is quoted by Marca sports newspaper.

Paddock insiders have also reported that Mattiacci already seems much closer to the uncomplicated Kimi Raikkonen than the highly political Fernando Alonso.

But Alonso, who scarcely referred to his new boss by name only three weeks ago in China, now seems open to working with the 43-year-old former Ferrari North America chief.

“Marco has little racing experience,” he said, “but plenty on the management side.

“He is listening and learning as fast as possible. We’ve had meetings to help in all areas and he wants to listen to everybody.

“I don’t think he wants to become an engineer, but his priority is to take his time and then make decisions. He needs more time,” Alonso added.

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Sunday, May 11th, 2014 - filed under Motorsport. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles


Discuss: Ferrari backs Mattiacci’s low-profile start

Leave a Reply
















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Britain and Germany go to war
Britain and Germany go to war1995, the German Grand Prix at the old Hockenheimring. Damon Hill leads at the end of lap one ahead of Schumacher but loses the ...
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to start production this fall
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to start production this fallDodge has recently announced the production start of the new Challenger SRT Hellcat this fall. One of the hottest muscle cars ...
Renault Koleos to get a second generation
Renault Koleos to get a second generationRenault is planning to introduce a second generation of the Koleos as the model in question is said to be officially introduced ...
[VIDEO] Volvo detailing new XC90’s equipment
[VIDEO] Volvo detailing new XC90’s equipmentThe Swedish based automaker Volvo has released several videos in which the equipment found on the new generation of the XC90 is ...
Here’s your original Mini in Lego style
Here’s your original Mini in Lego styleThe original Mini – penned by Sir Alec Issigonis and released by the British Motor Corporation in 1959 – is now available as ...
Smart actually plans ForTwo Cabrio, Brabus and Electric
Smart actually plans ForTwo Cabrio, Brabus and ElectricDaimler’s brand Smart is planning to introduce Cabrio, Electric and Brabus versions of the recently unveiled ForTwo city ...
GM’s European operations managed by the new Opel Group
GM’s European operations managed by the new Opel GroupGeneral Motors, which is pulling the Chevrolet brand out of Europe as part of its strategy to streamline the region’s business ...
Toyota Cross Auris gets spied for the second time
Toyota Cross Auris gets spied for the second timeOur spy photographers have managed to capture the new Toyota Cross Auris on camera for the second time as this was being tested ...
2015 Mazda2 MPS rendered
2015 Mazda2 MPS renderedThe first rendering with the 2015 Mazda2 MPS has recently hit the web and it might preview the top of the line version of the ...
TechArt introduces first Porsche Macan upgrades
TechArt introduces first Porsche Macan upgradesThe aftermarket specialists from TechArt have recently announced the introduction of the first upgrades for the Porsche ...
[VIDEO] 2015 Hyundai Sonata gets tested out by IIHS
[VIDEO] 2015 Hyundai Sonata gets tested out by IIHSThe 2015 Hyundai Sonata has been recently crash tested by the IIHS and it managed to achieve the highest designation, Top Safety ...
[VIDEO] Bentley Continental GT Speed gets tested out by Auto Express
[VIDEO] Bentley Continental GT Speed gets tested out by Auto ExpressThe guys from Auto Express have recently taken out the Bentley Continental GT Speed for a spin as the model has been taken almost ...
NHTSA has not suffered from the GM safety mayhem
NHTSA has not suffered from the GM safety mayhemSince February, General Motors has been involved in one of the two major safety scandals in the automotive industry, with the ...
Australia – Subaru XV Black Edition introduced
Australia – Subaru XV Black Edition introducedSubaru Australia is expanding the XV lineup by adding the Black Edition to the SUVs range where the model in question has been ...
US electric sales continue to expand
US electric sales continue to expandWhile battery electric cars, hybrids and plug-in hybrids have not yet triggered the expected green transportation revolution; ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

Mini_legoP90155673_highRes
Spied Toyota Cross Auris 01
porsche macan tuning techart 1
one-off Jaguar F-Type R Coupe tour de france 2014 1
Nero-Ferrari-LaFerrari-1
bmw 3-series jaguar xe camouflaged promotes 1
srt viper convertible prefix medusa tuning 1
2015 mitsubishi pajero facelift 1
2015 kia sorento teaser 1
2015 buick envision 1
Nissan Juke 80th Special Color Edition 1
Mercedes ML Coupé 01-2

More automotive from inautonews
1995, the German Grand Prix at the old Hockenheimring. Damon Hill leads at the end of lap one ahead of Schumacher but loses the car at the first corner, much to the delight of the German crowd that witnesses their homeboy's triumph. 2014, at the new Hockenheimring. Another Briton falls at the ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Britain and Germany go to war
Britain and Germany go to war1995, the German Grand Prix at the old Hockenheimring. Damon Hill leads at the end of lap one ahead of Schumacher but loses the car at the first ...
Racing tracks – sleeping pill or energy drink?
Racing tracks – sleeping pill or energy drink?The racing weekend took us across the whole world last weekend, with dull or spectacular racing being influenced not only by the quality of the ...
Preview – 2014 German Grand Prix
Preview – 2014 German Grand PrixThe old mighty 7km-long Hockenheimring was built in 1932, and it was true madness, as close as you can get to AVUS. When Jim Clark died here, on the ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety [VIDEO] 2015 Hyundai Sonata gets tested out by IIHSThe 2015 Hyundai Sonata has been recently crash tested by the IIHS and it managed to achieve the ... NHTSA has not suffered from the GM safety mayhemSince February, General Motors has been involved in one of the two major safety scandals in the ...
Safety Section